In Australian Rules Football the game begins with only 4 players from each team in the centre square. There is a tall ruckman and 3 on-ballers all who get the ball moving in the right direction
Centre Bounce Teams is SCAs strategy to help move our vision in the right direction
Moving in the Right Direction… The SCA network is committed to and gives permission to start countless Centre Bounce Teams throughout Australia The SCA network is committed to and gives permission to start countless Centre Bounce Teams throughout Australia In regions or shires In specific sports or leagues In church denominations or networks In mission agencies Even in a local church Their focus is getting chaplains into sport Once they get the ball moving other players get involved; like trainers & senior chaplains Centre Bounce Teams will likely start other Centre Bounce Teams
They have Reach They have Reach There are a few important characteristics of Centre Bounce Teams to note… Centre Bounce Teams will typically consist of people with reach in their sport, league, community or church networks
Have reach Have reach Work Hard Work Hard They also… Centre Bounce Teams (in sync with SCAs values) will work hard at appointing chaplains to clubs
Have reach Have reach Work Hard Work Hard Make Contact Make Contact They also… CBTs will contact clubs & church networks to find suitable people to be chaplains and find clubs that want a chaplain
Have reach Have reach Work Hard Work Hard Make Contact Make Contact Get Others Involved Get Others Involved They also… Once they get the ball rolling they make it easy for the rest of the SCA team to get involved – eg,training
Have reach Have reach Work hard Work hard Make contact Make contact Get others involved Get others involved They dont need to be the Captains They dont need to be the Captains And finally… The pressure is off. Centre Bounce Teams dont need to know or do it all – just help get the game started in their region or sport.
Strategically SCA is seeking to empower a movement of rapidly growing circles of sports chaplaincy networks in regions and sports that are governed by core guiding principles and trusted people.
We would like to invite you to see… Men and Women serving Christ as sports chaplains in every sports community in your region or sport.